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Asking a director if he does his own editing is like asking a writer if he does his own punctuation.
His favorite curse word is "horse". It stems from an outburst he once had on a set, where he went through every obscenity he could think of, then unable to come up with anymore, he loudly yelled "Horse!" According to Alda, it has since become his favorite curse. Additionally, the character of Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan
) on M*A*S*H
(1972) used similar language for his version of cursing, using, ...